Does Namco Bandai have a monopoly on anime games?

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  1. Sonic Angel Knight

    Sonic Angel Knight GBAtemp Legend

    May 27, 2016
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    I don't know if this sounds silly to you, but I just wonder. Many of the games that are based on anime/manga seem to be published by Namco Bandai. If you think about perhaps any single popular one of these anime shows that have a game, the first name that comes to mind is that company. Besides Pokemon which is Nintendo/Gamefreak/Pokemon Company or maybe Attack On Titan by Omega Force/Koei Tecmo, I can't really think of much else.:unsure:
  2. StrayGuitarist

    StrayGuitarist A genuine feline disaster.

    Mar 28, 2019
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    For a little bit, all of the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure games were published by Capcom. After a while, though, they got turned over to Namco-Bandai.

    This was something I'm quite curious about, myself.
  3. Tom Bombadildo

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    I forgot
    Bamco owns the rights to various super popular anime (like DBZ, One Piece, Naruto, etc) and is one of the most popular game publishers in Japan (I think second largest in Japan and like 5h worldwide), it's not really a mystery why so many anime games end up being published or produced by them. They just happen to know a whole lot about producing and publishing anime games, so it's natural for most devs and studios to choose them over some other company.
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